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Irish BSBI Conference

This year’s Irish BSBI Conference will be held on Saturday 25th March in the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin. There is a packed line-up of botanical talks and workshops, with something for all skill levels – scroll down for the programme and the booking form. All welcome! Book and pay as soon as you can please, as places are limited.

If you cannot attend, you can still follow the action as it happens on Facebook and on Twitter @murlong77 and @BSBIBotany – check out the hashtag #IrishBSBIConference if you want only tweets about the Conference and nothing else!

After the Conference, check out the BSBI Ireland webpage to find out more.

Draft Programme

10.00 – 10.20       Registration and welcome (main auditorium)


10.30 – 11.10      ‘Dactylorhiza in Ireland’, Ian Denholm

11.10 – 11.30      ‘Tales from the wilderness: the continuing adventures of the Irish Rough Crew’, Rory Hodd

11.30 12.00     Tea/coffee

12.00 – 12.20     ‘Botanising with D.A. Webb’, Daniel Kelly

12.20 – 12.40     ‘The new team in Cork’, Clare Heardman/Edwina Cole/Finbarr Wallace


12.40 14.00      Lunch (not included; two restaurants available in Botanic Gardens)



14.00 – 14.45      Atlas Q&A – all you ever wanted to know about BSBI Atlas 2020

14.45 – 15.15      Flash talks – project updates and more

15.15 15.45     Tea/coffee

15.45 – 16.45       For VCRs: DDb workshop, with Jim McIntosh

For others, ID workshops:

(i) ‘Rushes – ID tips to get you started’, with Lynda Weekes (30 mins)

(ii) ‘How to tackle aquatics’, with Joanne Denyer (30 mins)

16.50 – 17.50     Paul Green and AN Other(s) – mini-workshops on ID of some tricky groups


There will be a help/ID table, so bring along any tricky specimens!

We will gather for chats, grub and a drink nearby in the evening, details TBC.

Cost to attend and how to book

Cost to attend:

  • VCR – 20/£17
  • BSBI member – 25/£21
  • BSBI member, if student/OAP/unwaged – 20/£17
  • Non-member – 30/£25

Advance booking is required. To book your place, please download and complete this booking form, and return it to us by 16th March at the latest. You can use the PayPal links below to make a secure payment. Further details are available from Maria Long, BSBI Irish Officer, by email:  [email protected] or by phone: 00353 87 2578763, or you can email Paula O’Meara who is taking bookings.

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